2012 IDP Fantasy Football Week 2: Defensive Back (DB) Rankings

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIISeptember 13, 2012

Sep 11, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) lines up against the Buffalo Bills in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Buffalo won the game 41-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

What looked like a promising second year in the NFL for Eric Berry turned into a nightmare against the Bills Week 1, as Stevie Johnson ended his season with a torn ACL on a low block.

Berry was back on the field Week 1 against the Falcons and played in 64 snaps, but only accumulated two tackles and a pass deflection. Expect better production this week after LaRon Landry posted seven tackles and a forced fumble against the Bills last week.

I’m sure Berry will be focused and ready to unleash a little pent-up frustration from a lost season on the team that cost him an injury. Berry isn’t a dirty player, but Johnson better watch his six, because someone on that defense is coming for him!


What Did We Learn From Week 1?

Speaking of Landry, it was a nice return to the field for the Jets' new safety. Landry was a stud when healthy a few years ago in Washington. While he’s healthy, we can safely look to him as a DB1 option.

Yeah, it was funny to watch Kurt Coleman’s helmet come off when Trent Richardson barreled into him, but he did make the tackle. Coleman is in a good situation in Philadelphia and should continue to give you low-end DB2 numbers.

With the Eagles finally giving up on Jaiquawn Jarrett, Coleman should remain the starter this year.


Sean’s Watch List For Week 2

Cautiously optimistic about T.J. Ward after a big performance against the Eagles, mainly because Michael Vick threw the football so much. The Bengals have the personnel to throw the football, but expect a balanced attack with BenJarvus Green-Ellis coming off a 91-yard performance against the Ravens.

Let’s see how the game scripts go and if Ward can continue to play at a high statistical level, without all the passing attempts. For now, consider Ward an up-and-down player, but he’s worth consideration as a DB3 this week.

Keep an eye on Charles Tillman’s availability tonight. He has a good matchup against the Packers, but he may not go because of an injury last week. Tim Jennings is also a worthy starter at cornerback.


1 Bernard Pollard at Eagles
2 Tyvon Branch at Dolphins
3 Charles Woodson Bears
4 Antoine Bethea Vikings
5 George Wilson Chiefs
6 Quintin Mikell Redskins
7 Eric Berry at Bills
8 Kam Chancellor Cowboys
9 Mark Barron at Giants
10 Charles Tillman at Packers
11 William Moore Broncos
12 Jason McCourty at Chargers
13 Roman Harper at Panthers
14 Antrel Rolle Buccaneers
15 LaRon Landry at Steelers
16 Craig Dahl Redskins
17 Eric Weddle Titans
18 Kurt Coleman Ravens
19 DeAngelo Hall at Rams
20 Morgan Burnett Bears
21 Dawan Landry Texans
22 Earl Thomas Cowboys
23 Patrick Chung Cardinals
24 Lardarius Webb at Eagles
25 Troy Polamalu Jets
26 Alterraun Verner at Chargers
27 Cortland Finnegan Redskins
28 Antoine Winfield at Colts
29 Devin McCourty Cardinals
30 T.J. Ward at Bengals

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